Delhi HC to make public details of its judges' assets
The Delhi High Court, which has asked the higher judiciary not to shy away from transparency, today said it will soon make public details of the assets of its judges.delhi Updated: Jan 12, 2010 20:29 IST
The Delhi High Court, which has asked the higher judiciary not to shy away from transparency, today said it will soon make public details of the assets of its judges.
A full bench of the court headed by Chief Justice A P Shah, while holding that the CJI office is under obligation to reveal information about its judges' assets, said that information pertaining to assets of Delhi High Court judges would soon be placed on its official website.
Justice Shah made the announcement to this effect while pronouncing the verdict in the jam-packed courtroom.
The Delhi High Court would be the third High Court to reveal information about its judges' assets after Madras and Kerala High Courts.
The whole process of making judges' assets public was initiated after the Supreme Court, under huge pressure from within and outside, had agreed to disclose assets of its judges and put it on its website on November 2.
The declaration of the CJI and others came after months of controversy triggered by right to information petitions seeking transparency on the assets of judges of higher judiciary that culminated in a battle in the Delhi High Court.